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As the Direct Primary Care and Direct Care models grow, many physicians are providing care to patients in different ways. This podcast is to introduce you to some of those folks and to hear their stories. Go ahead, get a little inspired. Heck, jump in and join the movement! Visit us online at mydpcstory.com
 
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Episode 27: Dr. Phil Eskew of DPC Frontier and ProactiveMD - Greenville, SC. Dr. Eskew's journey to becoming an MBA, JD and a DO is an amazing one. He shares where his inspiration came from that led to his chosen career. The interview is also jam packed with hot topics in DPC. He discusses using one's HSA, HIPAA, HITECH, when to opt out of Medicare…
 
Episode 26: Dr. Dr. Bhavana Rao and Sunil Vasisht of Meridian Springs Primary Care - The Woodlands, TX. Since opening in May of 2017, Dr. Rao and Sunil have built Meridian Springs Primary Care from the ground up. After seeing that there was no potential for future happiness as a hospitalist, Dr. Rao decided that she would open her doors as an outpa…
 
Episode 25: Dr. Catherine Agricola of Altucare Primary Medical Care - Newburgh, NY. Instead of finding DPC, Dr. Agricola shares how DPC found her and how she inherited her DPC clinic somewhat unexpectedly. Now, she has made the practice her own by adding personalized touches to her care because she is unencumbered by a corporation. She gives us a l…
 
Episode 24: Dr. Adam Schulte of The Drop-In Doc - Yorba Linda, CA. Dr. Schulte has an innovative DPC practice inside of a CrossFit Gym in Southern California. Hear him share how he came to be a osteopathic family practitioner and CF-L2 trainer after dreaming of being an orthopedic surgeon for years. He describes how he became part of the CrossFit C…
 
Episode 23: Dr. Katriny Ikbal and her Husband Neer Patel of DirectMed DPC - Austin, TX. Together, these entrepreneurs opened DirectMed DPC six years ago. They talk about how their practice came to be as well as being a part of the DPC community in Austin. They discuss the growth of their practice and how that came to include building a boutique ben…
 
Episode 22: Dr. MaShira Jackson of Lutz Family Practice - Lutz, Florida. ***Please be aware there is explicit language in this episode.*** Dr. Jackson had always dreamed of owning her own peace and she shares the journey to doing just that. She had a soft opening of her DPC practice in 2015 and, after urgent care and locums positions, she has a phy…
 
Episode 21: Dr. Kate Snodgrass of First Primary Care - The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Snodgrass joined First Primary Care after having worked in fee for service clinics for years. One experience that changed her outlook on life and medicine was when she lived in Namibia where she served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer. After returning to the states, she e…
 
Episode 20: Dr. Dhrupad Joshi of We-Care Neurology - Riverside, CA. Dr. Joshi is board-certified in Neurology and Psychiatry and fellowship-trained as a Clinical Neurophysiologist. In addition to a career in academic medicine, he has opened his own direct care neurology clinic. Hear how he serves the Inland Empire region where primary insurances ar…
 
Episode 19: Dr. Althea Tyndall-Smith of Gainesville Direct Primary Care Physicians - Gainesville, FL. Dr. Tyndall-Smith’s desire to practice medicine started in early childhood and she discusses how this foundation has helped shape her career. She details the collaborative effort to start Gainesville DPC with her partner, Dr. Cotter and discusses h…
 
Episode 18: Dr. Garrison Bliss formerly of Bliss MD and Qliance - Seattle, WA. Dr. Bliss is considered by most to be the Father of the DPC Movement. Hear him discuss his background and how he developed the idea of direct primary care as a solution to the country's broken health care system. He puts forth the seven most important points that he beli…
 
Episode 17: Dr. Doug Farrago, formerly of Forest DPC - Forest, VA. Dr. Farrago is known by most as a best-selling author in the DPC world. Hear him as he shares about his transition out of his direct primary care practice and how he prepared his patients for his transition. He details how he left the fee-for-service world and how he opened up for u…
 
Episode 16 - Dr. Emily O’Rourke of Fountain DPC - Chesapeake, VA. Dr. O’Rourke discusses how she transitioned from her primary care physician fee for service role to working both in urgent care as well as opening her direct primary care at the same time. She discusses the demographics of her 140 patient population and how she works with different e…
 
Episode 15: Dr. Deepti Mundkur of My Happy Doctor - San Diego, CA. Dr. Mundkur opened her DPC after residency and she shares about building her patient panel in her telemedicine and home visit model. She explains about her ability, and her learning process she’s gone through, to be able to choose which patients are a good fit for her practice. She …
 
Episode 14: Dr. Amber Beckenhauer of The Healthy Human DPC - Blair and Ashland, NE. Dr. Beckenhauer shares her story about how she was on the fence about DPC until she saw other practices and had some help from her family to push her into opening. Now, she has expanded into two locations and is growing with a second Doctor! She offers obstetrical c…
 
Episode 13: Dr. Jasmine Singh of Dr. Jasmine Singh Psychiatry. Dr. Singh discusses how she decided to offer direct care as opposed to staying in a fee for service model. She describes how her virtual practice runs for patients and how she manages her practice as a solo practitioner. She draws from a wide range of treatment modalities like talk ther…
 
Episode 12: Dr. Aimee Ostick of Health and Healing DPC - Woodland Hills, CA. Dr. Ostick has just celebrated Health and Healing DPC’s FIRST ANNIVERSARY and she is fast approaching her full panel size of 400. Dr. Ostick is a Mom of three and she discusses balancing her family life with her clinic life. She explains how her clinic has successfully piv…
 
Episode 11: Dr. Linnea Meyer of Wellscape Direct MD - Boston, MA. Dr. Meyer shares about her journey to designing a practice as she envisioned and how she has had a thriving practice as a solo-practitioner without any additional staff. She describes her 240 square foot office space and how she handles safety and changes due to the pandemics. She de…
 
Episode 10: Dr. Mitch Li of Thrive Direct Care - Chicago, IL. ***Please be aware there is explicit language in this episode.*** He shares about his unique journey from being a phlebotomist to becoming an ER physician and how he has opened his DPC doors! He discusses the financial outlook he had before opening and about hosting a Zoom meeting regard…
 
Episode 9: Dr. Diana Girnita of Rheumatologist ONCALL - Palo Alto, CA. She is licensed in CA, OH, IN and KY. As a Rheumatologist, she opened her own direct care rheumatology clinic in August 2020 and she discusses how as a specialist she made the decision to leave the fee for service model. She mentions pearls useful to those in primary care and di…
 
Episode 8: Dr. Lauren Hughes of Bloom Pediatrics & Lactation - Kansas City, KS. As a Mom and DPC Doctor, she shares about how her practice incorporates both her training as a Pediatrician as well as an IBCLC. She shares about how she is in partnerships with other pediatric-focused services around Kansas City. She also discusses how she creates rele…
 
Episode 7: Dr. Jeannine Rodems of Santa Cruz DPC - Santa Cruz, CA. Already in her 5th year, Dr. Rodems discusses how she learned about and transitioned to DPC. She discusses having a practice partner and touches on churn, how she maintains both her inpatient and outpatient full-scope care and much more. For more information please visit the podcast…
 
Episode 5: Dr. Christina & Dr. Jake Mutch of Defiant DPC - Williamsburg, VA. This husband and wife team opened up their DPC months after finishing residency! Hear their story, about their medical experience in the Himalayas and how they’ve already got a strong practice growing within the first month! For more information, please visit the podcast w…
 
Episode 4: Dr. Marga Zarraga of Genera Health Direct - Needham, MA. Dr. Marga Zarraga shares her story about she and her practice have been affected by Covid, including closing one clinic location, as well as how she is incorporating wellness into her practice and family life while running a successful DPC. For more information, please visit the po…
 
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